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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamblernoun

    a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events

  2. gambler, risk takernoun

    someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement


  1. gamblernoun

    One who plays at a game of chance, who gambles.

  2. gamblernoun

    One who takes risks.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gamblernoun

    A cant word, I suppose, for game or gamester. A knave whose practice it is to invite the unwary to game and cheat them.


  1. Gambler

    The Gambler is a song written by Don Schlitz, recorded by several artists, most famously by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. Don Schlitz wrote this song in August, 1976 when he was 23 years old. It took two years of shopping the song around Nashville before Bobby Bare recorded it on his album "Bare" at the urging of Shel Silverstein. Bare's version did not catch on and was never released as a single, so Schlitz recorded it himself, but this version failed to chart higher than No. 65. However, other musicians took notice and recorded the song in 1978, including Johnny Cash, who put it on his album Gone Girl. However, it was Kenny Rogers who made the song a mainstream success. His version was a No. 1 Country hit and made its way to the Pop charts at a time when Country songs rarely crossed over. It was released in November 1978 as the title track from his album The Gambler which won him the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance in 1980. In 2006 Don Schlitz appeared in the Kenny Rogers career retrospective documentary "The Journey", where he praised both Rogers' and Butler's contributions to the song stating "they added several ideas that were not mine, including the new guitar intro".


  1. gambler

    A gambler is an individual who bets money or other assets on games of chance, sports events, or contests, often in the hope of winning more money or goods. This could involve casino games, online betting, lottery, or various other forms of gambling. The term can refer to professionals whose main source of income is gambling, or to hobbyists who gamble for entertainment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamblernoun

    one who gambles


  1. Gambler

    "Gambler" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was the second single released from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Vision Quest, and was released on October 3, 1985, by Geffen Records. Remaining as the last self-written single by Madonna, "Gambler" was produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez at Madonna's request. It was later included in the soundtrack of the film. "Gambler" was never released in the United States, at the request of Madonna's own Sire Records. The music video of the song is an excerpt from the film itself. Musically, "Gambler" is an upbeat synth-disco song, featuring instrumentation from drums, electronic handclaps and percussion, which is accompanied by a bass synths and keyboards. The lyrics talk about Madonna asserting her self-independence. Critics gave a mixed review of the song, but it was commercially successful, reaching the top-ten in the charts of Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. Madonna has performed the song only once, on her 1985 Virgin Tour.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From the Grk. _gumnos_, stripped to the skin. And the gambler's the one that does it.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gambler is ranked #52383 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gambler surname appeared 396 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gambler.

    69.7% or 276 total occurrences were White.
    21.7% or 86 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    5% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gambler in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gambler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gambler in a Sentence

  1. Joe Kent:

    Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken, John Kerry … Jake Sullivan brought in all these guys who really staked their careers on the Iran deal, the JCPOA, in general, I think we continue to do the wrong things because people do n’t want to admit they’re wrong … the gambler’s fallacy.

  2. Med Jones:

    The US government alone cannot get its economy out of the crisis. It appears to me that the current policy makers are suffering from the gambler's syndrome. They keep spending more money hoping that they will eventually win. More debt spending is a receipt for bankruptcy. Real economic growth comes from government and private sector investments, not from massive debt spending followed by tax increases or currency devaluation.

  3. Koichi Nakano:

    It’s a bit like a gambler who already has lost too much, pulling out of it now will only confirm the huge losses made, but carrying on you can still cling to the hope of winning big and taking it all back.

  4. Renee Engeln:

    Likes are powerful because they are immediate feedback, in a way, likes give you the same kind of hit like a gambler gets at a slot machine.

  5. Pope Francis:

    Four or five years, i do not know, even two or three. Two have already passed. It is a somewhat vague sensation. Maybe it's like the psychology of the gambler who convinces himself he will lose, so he won't be disappointed and if he wins, is happy. I do not know.

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